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Old 04-13-2009, 12:55 AM   #898 (permalink)
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It depends a lot on the capacitors. You need a low Equivalent series resistance, so they don't dissipate too much heat with all the switching. People usually use lots of them because a bunch in parallel means the overall ESR is (in my case) 1/24*ESR_EACH.

You can try some large caps, but if they won't work, you'll know pretty quick. They'll get really hot. Try it! See what happens! It might be OK?
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